Notable characteristics: Single form flowers, dark pink petals stippled with tones of blue and violet. Blossoms are 6-7‘’ with a good fragrance. Vigorous grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Bred by the famous Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Gansu Province in Northwest China. Registered in 1994.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 5' tall and 4' wide at maturity.
Flower form and size: Single blossoms are 6-7".
Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: This peony is for Fall 2018 shipping only. Order to reserve now! We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.